- Associated Press - Monday, August 11, 2014

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - Monroe County is returning $42,209 to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency from funds it was reportedly overpaid to buy 11 new weather warning sirens.

The Monroe County Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1skqVqe ) a Federal Emergency Management Agency audit found the county was given $42,209 more than it needed to buy the sirens.

Local Emergency Management Agency Director Bunky Goza told supervisors this past week that it was in the county’s best interest to return the money. He says a failure to do so might hurt future applications for grants.

The deadline for reimbursement is Aug. 15. The base price per siren was $18,330.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com

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